Embark the Wilderness Legacy for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System. Join fellow adventurers on the most active back-country itinerary that UnCruise offers. See areas that no other boats visit, and stretch your legs and imagination in all new areas. Enjoy opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, skiff, and bushwhack, all in one week
Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park.
Discover spectacular LeConte and Baird Glaciers.
Enjoy wildlife searches - Humpback, orca, seals, bears, moose, puffins, and other sea birds.
It's a perfect day to start the adventure! After a warm filling breakfast, time to get out there. Take to the water in a skiff tour or take a kayak 101 class. Follow an experienced and engaging guide through a forest hike. This afternoon, take your place on the bow as the captain and crew take you on a whale-watching cruise.
Today’s timing of activities is entirely controlled by the rise and fall of the tide. We may visit the Glacier early or late. LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The shallow current-filled entrance requires us to enter near slack water. If the tide is early, you may hear ice against the hull of the Legacy as you wake up. We will also visit Ideal Cove today and take advantage of trails and if the timing is right, an evening campfire ashore.
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for our guests and crew. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, we may start the day near Cascade Creek or at Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, after lunch, the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre-dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon.
Join them for an early riser breakfast as we enter Patterson Bay! One of the most scenic areas in SE Alaska, Patterson is a deep narrow bay hemmed in mountains. We will drop off all-day kayakers and early morning skiff tours and begin our day. Soon after, the ship will go on a slow meander of the South Baranof Wilderness Area including Deep Cove, Port Walter, and Misty Cove, and eventually reach the southern extent of this primitive area. Activities will be more water-based today, with some hikes and whale watching. No other small ships visit this area. Weather permitting, this is an ideal area for snorkeling. Good chance to see Humpback or Orca whales. Alaska fishermen troll this area for prized King Salmon. Keep your camera at the ready today
Corner Bay is our playground for the day. Chichagof Island is known for its high population of Brown Bears with multiple trails and abandoned Forest Service roads that make for ease of hiking to lakes and rivers. A full range of activities will be available with a lean towards hiking and for some, biking. This is the best opportunity for long hikes on trails and old Forest Service roads.
Wake up this morning in the Glacier Bay National Park “Outback”. Today we will anchor in one of three outback areas of this epic national park. This will include one of the rarely visited areas of either Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is set aside for activity, starting with early morning kayak and birding departures into the park. Full activities may include kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hiking, beach strolls, and more. Meals may be aboard the Wilderness Legacy or packed as a picnic. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Dinner and a slide show of the week’s adventures put together by your crew
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Cabins 103, 104, 319, 320 (double bed),
View window, private bath with shower. 103 and 104 may be sold as single occupancy. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.